Mariners 1 | Athletics 2
So you look to the positives, namely, the pitching ….
- Ian ~ 6.0IP – 3H – 1ER – 2BB – 4K
- Mark and Shawn ~ a scoreless inning each
- Tex ~ yes he surrendered the winning run, but he also showed poise and promise
“He’s our long guy and we have to stretch him out as long as we can until we score a run,” Wakamatsu said. “We weren’t able to do that but what a gutsy performance.”
And the defense …
- Casey was showing some of that leather he’s known for
- another double-play
- and Eric running into wall
But, at the end of the day (as Jack would say) when the only run your team scores is via a wild pitch, you know the offense has stalled and/or the opposing picher is locked in – likely a bit of both on this night in Oakland.